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  • Rauner stumbles with hiring of aide's sister

    Rauner stumbles with hiring of aide's sister
    In a Jan. 22 speech to University of Chicago students, Gov. Bruce Rauner explained why he would hire outside experts to serve in his administration. "I want people from the private sector like me, but I also really, really need talented people in...
  • Bruce Rauner, unions and Illinois taxpayers

    Bruce Rauner, unions and Illinois taxpayers
    You could conclude from the hot political bombast across frigid Illinois that Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to destroy public sector labor unions, starving them of fees from state workers. Or you could conclude that Rauner wants to end what he calls a corrupt...
  • Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia hopes to rekindle Harold Washington torch at City Hall

     Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia hopes to rekindle Harold Washington torch at City Hall
    In a sign of demographic and political shifts that have swept Chicago, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia brought his mayoral campaign the other day to a steel plant in Bridgeport, the ancestral home of the Daley clan and once ground zero for the clout of white ethnics....
  • Willie Wilson selling up-by-the-bootstraps story in Chicago mayor race

    Willie Wilson selling up-by-the-bootstraps story in Chicago mayor race
    As his friends are quick to note, Willie Wilson hasn't let his seventh-grade education prevent him from becoming successful. Wilson is a Louisiana sharecropper's son who has said he left home at 13. He's a janitor who rose to owning McDonald's...
  • Rauner speech draws wrong kind of laughter

    Rauner speech draws wrong kind of laughter
    I don't believe I've ever seen a governor openly and loudly laughed at on the House floor. At least not while he was present. Gov. Bruce Rauner was doing pretty well with his legislative audience during his first State of the State address last week,...
  • Democrats hold struggling moms hostage in day care dilemma

    Democrats hold struggling moms hostage in day care dilemma
    Alejandra Ortiz does her best to provide for her family. After her sons were born, the Colombian immigrant put her pursuit of a college degree on hold to work full time. Her paycheck isn't enough to make ends meet, so Ortiz participates in a state...
  • Medicaid expansion in Illinois should be praised

    Medicaid expansion in Illinois should be praised
    In 2013, the Illinois General Assembly and Gov. Pat Quinn wisely made a decision to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and, thus, help low-income Illinoisans get and stay healthy. But Wednesday’s Tribune editorial called the expansion law...
  • 10 things you might not know about the lottery

     10 things you might not know about the lottery
    Gov. Pat Quinn decided this month not to take any more chances with Northstar Lottery Group, the company that runs the Illinois Lottery, after it fell far short of promised revenue. Northstar's firing was one of several recent lottery-related news...
  • State passes on medical marijuana dispensary in Elgin

    State passes on medical marijuana dispensary in Elgin
    Before medical marijuana was legal in Illinois, before the state legislature passed its four-year pilot program, and even before his company was formed, Teddy Scott was scouting locations for dispensaries and cultivation centers. At his first meeting...
  • Mayoral candidates make appeals for early voting

    Mayoral candidates make appeals for early voting
    Early voting started Monday ahead of Chicago's Feb. 24 Election Day, and candidates already are appealing to supporters to go to the polls now rather than waiting for the election. Early voting will be offered through Feb. 21 at 51 sites, according to...
  • Seeing Rauner at work

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has moved quickly and decisively with respect to the cannabis license applications. He has granted most of those on Gov. Pat Quinn’s approved list; others are undergoing legal review. Whether or not you agree with this...